Financial Information

Financial Information


Estimated Cost of Attendance

One of the largest determining factors for most students in choosing a College or University to attend is cost of attendance. As the cost of attending College continues to rise at enormous rate, ECU has continues to be one of the least expensive four year Universities in the country. For the current, estimated cost of attendance click here.

Financial Aid

There are numerous sources that students may receive financial aid through including aid provided by federal and state government as well as ECU. The best way to find out if any of these sources, along with Grants and some loan programs, are available to you is to file a Free Application for Federal Aid (FASA).

To find out more about specific federal loans click on the following links: Direct Stafford, Perkins, Parent PLUS, and Graduate PLUS.

To find out more about specific federal grants click on the following links: PELL, SEOG, TEACH, and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant.


ECU has many scholarship opportunities for students across all majors. These scholarships are awarded based on specific criteria (i.e. financial need, specific major, etc.) for every different scholarship offered. Students are encouraged to fill out the FASA application for determining financial need.

To apply for all available scholarships go to the ECUAWard website, sign-in using your ECU credentials and fill out requested information. The portal will then match you up will all scholarships that you qualify for. Some scholarships, that have very specific criteria, may require additional information. If you are awarded a scholarship you will receive notification in PiratePort/Banner Self Service/Financial Aid or if the award comes from a specific College or Department you may receive an e-mail notification via your ECU e-mail account.

Please note: Only students that have been accepted to ECU have access to the scholarship portal. For more information about scholarships please visit the Office of University Scholarships website.

Student Employment

Many students seek employment to help pay the cost of their education. The Student Employment Office (SEO) maintains an online job database to help current ECU students connect with part-time job opportunities both on and off campus. To view the list of currently available jobs, on and off campus, please Click Here.